In news coming through from various media sources, and confirmed by the club website, Charlton have parted company with head coach Guy Luzon with “immediate effect.”

The 3-0 defeat to fellow London side Brentford at home proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back and Luzon’s contract, along with those of assistant head coach Damian Matthew and first team coach David Martine, was terminated. 40-year old Luzon only signed on at the London side in January and saw a good start to his Charlton career, a good run of results seeing Charlton finish in 12th place in the 2014/15 Championship final league table.

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However, results have proven harder to come by this term and the Addicks are floundering near the foot of the table, third from bottom, with only two league wins from 13 games played so far. First team coach Martane only joined Charlton during the summer, recruited by Israeli Luzon with the two having worked together at Standard Liege in Belgium. The other contract termination, that of assistant head coach Matthew, brings to an end a nine-year link to the club, Matthew having joined in 2006 as youth team coach.

On the club website, the club make no further statement other than to say the following, “The club would like to thank the trio for their efforts and a further statement will be made in due course.”

Featured image courtesy of Charlton Athletic Twitter


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